I’ve been kind of sanguine about this election. I’ve had about a couple hundred emails telling me I was not passionate enough this election cycle, or I was not posting enough, or I had let the other posters take over the website, etc. Sure, there is a great deal of burnout on my part coming into play, as well as my supreme confidence in the quality of the front page posters I’ve added over the years, but I really think the reason I wasn’t as freaked out or wildly running around with my hair on fire is the fact that you all sent me to the DNC.
And what I saw at the DNC was a site to behold. It was the most organized spectacle I have ever been a part of. It was just smooth. It was organized. It was so put together that when we were driving back home, all I could think was “We got this.” Will Rogers would have shit himself.
A lot of that has to do with individual members of the campaign. I would point out Erica Sackin at OFA, who I talked to every single day for the last nine months. She’s a fucking genius and a workaholic. Her dedication is emblematic of the kind of work effort.
The other reason I was so calm is that I am a believer in numbers and polls. Pundits, I want to kill. I’m no statistician, but I have had enough stats classes that this makes sense to me:
What did Nate predict in 2008, well, pretty much everything. What did he predict in 2012? Why, this. Nate was right on everything, including every swing state, as well as assuming NC was the least strong Obama swing state.
So while my passion for my main man O remains the same, I was never that freaked out about this election.
I SAY THAT NOW WITH A BAC OVER .10
BTW- If Bush earned political capital in 2004, can we call this a fucking landslide yet?